**Disney After Hours - Magic Kingdom** FAQ & Discussion Thread

cakebaker

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Maybe noteworthy, I’m not sure if it changed with this new round of dates or in the last month or so, but Disney removed the “little-to-no wait” language for the DAH event pages. They now just say “little wait times.” Probably better language to use, frankly.
I suspect the increased crowd levels we saw with the villains event will continue on with the regular after hours. I was afraid of that, but Disney certainly has a history on starting out with low crowds, then increasing them. For me, the after hours events have to be what I experienced - extremely low crowd levels, little if any wait- for it to be worth the added expense. Fortunately I suppose, the new dates don't work for me and I can watch the reviews come in. I hope I'm wrong, I bet I'm not.
 

Iowamomof4

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Kinda sad about the dates only going through Jan 20 at this point. I hope that doesn't mean they're going back to Villains again for the next release! We're sorta toying around with the idea of a trip at the end of January or beginning of February. Will be watching and waiting to see what happens here.
 
  • GADisneyDad14

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    Kinda sad about the dates only going through Jan 20 at this point. I hope that doesn't mean they're going back to Villains again for the next release! We're sorta toying around with the idea of a trip at the end of January or beginning of February. Will be watching and waiting to see what happens here.
    Man, I am also bummed that there are no dates yet for the last week of January. I'm not hopeful.. but maybe one will get added in the next batch?
    While probably not related, the NFL Pro Bowl is Sunday 1/26 in Orlando. It’s not a major WDW event but you sometimes see events or special things at WDW that week. I’m guessing it could possibly be an influence, but total guess on my part.
     
  • Roscoe18

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    My family thinks it may be "too cold" to be in MK at 12am considering what happened during our MVMCP last year 😒 I will see if I can work on that.

    The date shift back to Monday also has me working up a new plan for my spring trip because that is prime DAH time. It is just so hard when there are so many unknowns 180+ days out.
    I'm also interested in the day of the week, since I'm trying to plan far in advance, as you say. I would say this - if you look at the schedule from last year, November, December and some January dates were Mondays, and starting in February they went back to Thursdays for MK. So I don't know if we can read too much into this yet.

    I do hope that they don't "oversell" these, as that seems to be a trend lately. If I'm paying that money, I want it to be as empty as possible.
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Can I buy tickets day of with my annual pass and leave them at will call? Or can I add them to my my Disney experience to be used by my family when they arrive?
     

    PolyRob

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    I'm also interested in the day of the week, since I'm trying to plan far in advance, as you say. I would say this - if you look at the schedule from last year, November, December and some January dates were Mondays, and starting in February they went back to Thursdays for MK. So I don't know if we can read too much into this yet.

    I do hope that they don't "oversell" these, as that seems to be a trend lately. If I'm paying that money, I want it to be as empty as possible.
    Excellent point. I benefited from the change to Thursday last spring. I will have to have three itineraries ready. Monday DAH, Thursday DAH, and NO DAH 😂
     

    PolyRob

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    Can I buy tickets day of with my annual pass and leave them at will call? Or can I add them to my my Disney experience to be used by my family when they arrive?
    Day of AP discounts on DAH is very YMMV.

    You could purchase them ahead of time and just have the tickets linked to your family in MDE. No one asked to see my AP and I bought for a non-AP as well. We both went right in with our MBs.
     
  • disneydreamer781

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    So Disney is selling multi party passes but no AH for most of the Fall (October - December) I have to wonder is Disney realizing that all the AH events were taking people away from the parties? Although people have stated that many of the parties have been crowded so it's anybody's guess. I'm probably dreaming but I'm still resting my hopes on a DHS DAH but I don't think that will come to fruition. I just know I've never been so disappointed! :sad1:
     

    Laura's Dad

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    Day of AP discounts on DAH is very YMMV.

    You could purchase them ahead of time and just have the tickets linked to your family in MDE. No one asked to see my AP and I bought for a non-AP as well. We both went right in with our MBs.
    What do you mean by YMMV?
     

    klairbear

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    How quickly do these sell out? I really want to go to the November date but won't have funds until 1st October. Do I stand a chance?!?
     

    Cloe Colton

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    Day of AP discounts on DAH is very YMMV.

    You could purchase them ahead of time and just have the tickets linked to your family in MDE. No one asked to see my AP and I bought for a non-AP as well. We both went right in with our MBs.
    That's interesting since they don't really state APs or DVC pay more than the $99 in their wording. They only show the day of price for non dvc ap members. I guess I'll have to see on the app if I'm able to get AP pricing day of for parties coming up.

    I know I could get them ahead of time but I'm thinking the tickets would be a game day decision depending on flight times and such
     

    PolyRob

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    That's interesting since they don't really state APs or DVC pay more than the $99 in their wording. They only show the day of price for non dvc ap members. I guess I'll have to see on the app if I'm able to get AP pricing day of for parties coming up.

    I know I could get them ahead of time but I'm thinking the tickets would be a game day decision depending on flight times and such
    It is not an option to purchase with the discount in the app or online day of. You must go to the ticket window or concierge to purchase.

    This is an example of MNSSHP. I know its not the same event, but similar process.

    Regular admission:
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    AP admission:
    Screen Shot 2019-08-20 at 5.39.42 PM.png
     

    crazy4wdw

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    Just scooped up 12/9 - it'll be interesting to see how crowded (or not) it is. But looking forward to a late night!
    Thinking about buying a ticket for 12/9, however I have a reservation for California Grill for that evening. So now I need to decide whether to cancel CG and attend the after hours event. Any recommendations from those who have been to this event?? Guess I need to decide quickly??
     

    GADisneyDad14

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    Thinking about buying a ticket for 12/9, however I have a reservation for California Grill for that evening. So now I need to decide whether to cancel CG and attend the after hours event. Any recommendations from those who have been to this event?? Guess I need to decide quickly??
    What time is your ADR? I’d do both, have a nice dinner then walk over for some quality MK time.

    But I love CG, so that’d be a perfect evening for me! :-)
     


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